This is a very new project from the Queen Edith’s Community Forum.
The ‘electoral ward’ Queen Edith’s, and nearby green belt, has a wealth of green-spaces and also several gardening and food growing projects:
April 2016: initial mapping of where activities happen – there are also projects in local primary schools – what have we missed?
Some are very new and some, like Rock Allotments, are more than 100 years old.
Some are managed by City Council Streets and Open Spaces, some involve volunteers or are volunteer-run.
The Forum would like to support these projects and help expand some of them. This can include networking between existing projects and people so they can more easily choose to work together and share resources and people. The same people are often involved in several projects within Queen Edith’s but also across Cambridge and beyond.
The Forum has been accepted as part of the RHS’ (non-competitive) Anglia in Bloom scheme, which can provide some extra support and structure to these schemes.
If you would be interested in joining ‘the Bloomers’, do contact the Forum or via this website and we can arrange to meet up.
Rebecca Jones, Nightingale garden volunteer, is the acting co-ordinator but would really love to share this project with lots of other keen people.